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New Tools Were Last Added: 2017-01-11

Update 2017-01-11 Hi Folks. I added a few dozen tools to the list tonight including some very good machinist tools, molding planes, and some odds and ends. I am trying to go through a couple of new collections of tools that just came in while at the same time trying to do some winter cleaning and reorganization and blow out excess inventory. Keep an eye out for lots of new tools, some real bargains, and lots of additions to the "Parts and Projects" page as I make room for the upcoming tool season. Thanks for reading!


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Exceptional Goodell-Pratt Push Drill.
This drill is in outstanding conditon with all original nickel plating and in perfect working order. It has a magazine handle with all nine original bits. This model takes the X Shank bits which work great but are a bit harder to find. a fine working example of this extremely useful tool. It's super handy whenever you need to quickly and carefully bore very small holes.
$30
Item Number m1889
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Fowler Precision Vernier CAliper.
This 0-6in caliper is graduated in 1/1000ths and has a micro adjuster. It's a top quality measurement tool in nearly new condition.
$28
Item Number mml2507
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Early 9in Forged Outside Calipers.
These early calipers are in very good conditon and work perfectly. They are easy enough to adjust and stay put once set.
$22
Item Number mml2509
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Wright Patent Door Hanging Gauge.
This small all metal gauge is meant to mark butt hinge mortises but has an extra pin for use as a regular marking gauge. It's a good, usable example missing much of the original nickel. It was patented Oct 3, 1893 and made by the Wright Hardware Company of Worcester, MA.
$15
Item Number mml2522
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C.W. Reeves Butt Gauge.
This is an unusual and rare butt gauge made by the C.W. Reeves Company of New Britain, CT. It's in good condition with only some nickel left, but perfectly usable. It's very rare, but so are collectors of intriguing butt mortise gauges.
$10
Item Number mml2523
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Early Forged Carpenters Hammer.
This is a lightweight hammer with an 8oz head and nice long, sweeping claws. It's obviously hand-forged and in good, usable condition. There are some checks in the thin, waisted handle but it looks stable and strong. It's a very shapely early hand-forged hammer
$24
Item Number m1883
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Usable American Moving Fillister .
This plane was made by H. Wells in Northampton, MA. It's seen a lot of use and has some significant wear but is still usable. It has a couple of nice features including a nearly perfect blade and and a massive iron adjusting knob for the depth stop. The maker's mark is a bold eagle stamp which looks super cool. The nicker is in good shape. The fence locks securely. It's not the prettiest but it'll work
$50
Item Number mp2462
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Sargent Heavy Smooth Plane.
This is the Sargent wood-bottom version of the Stanley 4 1/2 plane. This is a "type 2" made between 1902-1909. It's in good, usable conditon. The body has some wear and light checking on the sole. The tote and knob are fine. The blade has light pitting in one corner. All of the adjusters work just fine. It's a solid worker waiting to be put back to use
$40
Item Number p848
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Fray Spofford Brace.
This 8in all iron brace is in very good working order. It's virtually indestructible and can hold any bit with a tapered square shank. An excellent example to put to use
$28
Item Number d1093
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Early Stanley Scraper.
This scraper has the late 1800s arched logo on the blade and is in very good, perfectly usable condition
$22
Item Number m1882
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Nice Pair of Stepped Flat Ovolo Planes by Crow, Canterbury.
These planes were made in the mid-late 1800s by the Canterbury planemaker brothers William and Edward Crow. The planes have always been toeghther and have the same owners' marks. One cuts a slightly smaller ovolo so I'm trying to to keep them together as a working pair. Both planes have seen use and have some light wear but no damage. The blades are in great shape and won't take too much work to have running. It's a nice usable pair of planes with very handy profiles in good user conditon
$80
Item Number mp2459
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Early, Shapely Shepley Ogee Molding Plane.
This plane was made by the Shepley family of London planemakers who started work in 1771 and worked under various family owners until 1805. The size and shape of this plane make it look to me like a late 18th century London molding plane. It's in very good condition with some use and evidence of a fence attached to the escapement side at some point. Still, it's a usable plane with a nice clean blade. It cuts a nice curvy 3/8in deep by 1/2in wide ogee profile. It's a nicely shaped plane that looks great and has a two century plus history behind it
$45
Item Number mp2460
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Very Good 2/8in Sheffield Mortise Chisel.
This is a classic English pigsticker mortise chisel measuring just over 10in long. It has very light scattered pitting but nothing that will pose any substantial problem. It's marked "Wm. Mann***" on the blade which I believe is Manners. It's a good, solid working chisel.
$30
Item Number c2495
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Massive 1/4in Mortise Chisel.
This is an excellent socket mortise chisel with no visible maker's mark. It's over 13in long overall with no pitting on the back of the blade.
$18
Item Number c2496
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Early Forged Carpenters Hammer.
This is a nice, usable early claw hammer that was clearly hand-forged. It has a unique shape to it and a good clean face.
$25
Item Number m1880
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Stanley SW Era 10in Rosewood Bevel.
This is an excellent example with nice wood and a good clean blade. It was made during the 1920s Sweetheart era. This is a good general purpose size for use at the bench
$24
Item Number mml2501
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Stanley no. 187 Aluminum Line Level in Original Case.
This is a mint example in its original metal case. It's touted to be made of aluminum so that it's rust resistant and light weight. An unusual Stanley level in its original case.
$24
Item Number mml2502
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Rare & Excellent 13/16in Dado Molding Plane made by Atkin, Birmingham.
This plane cuts a 13/16in dado, a size I don't recall seeing before. I think it was a one-off due to the obviously hand-stamped number size on the heel of the plane. The plane is in excellent conditon with nice clean blades and a functional depth stop. It's perfectly usable and a very rare size
$55
Item Number mp2455
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Very Interesting and Rare Harvey W. Peace P-37 Panel Saw.
This saw is one of only a handful pf P-37s I've seen. It's a perfection line handsaw with the let-in handle and reinforcing plate. The handle is beech and has Munger's patent saw screws. The saw is custom etched for C.S. Burgeess & Co of Worcester, MA. I found one entry for The C.S. Burgess company in the 1885 Worcester Business directory indicating they were a hardware company. More interesting is the stamp on the handle that saws "Pat'd Sept 12, 1876, C.S. Jones, Ashland Mass. " I can't come up with anything at all matching that patent date and name combination. The saw itself is in good condition. The plate is exceptionally clean. The handle has one small chip out of the bottom of the top horn. The reinforcing plate has all of its original nickel plating. It's a superb collector's saw and a mystery waiting to be solved
$95
Item Number s803
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North Brothers no. 135 "Yankee" Spiral Ratchet Screwdriver.
This screwdriver was made in Philadelphia by North Brothers shortly after the acquisition by Stanley in 1946. It is in excellent to near-mint condition and works perfectly in every way. It has all original finish and all three original bits. The box is in excellent conditon as well with good corners and a crisp, clear label. It can function as a quick-return spiral screwdriver or, with the spiral locked, a normal ratchet screwdriver. It's a great example of this handy tool.
$40
Item Number m1878
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Excellent British 3/4in Dado Molding Plane.
This plane was made by George Holbrook in Bristol who worked throughout the first half of the 19th century. The plane is in very good condition and has seen some use. It has no damage or undue wear. It is in excellent working order without any flaws that will prevent it from being usable or cause any frustration tuning it for wok. It has a dead straight sole, functional depth stop, clean, sharp blade, and a good nicker. An excellent user in a most desirable size.
$55
Item Number mp2454
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Complete, Mint IOB North Brothers no. 30A Spiral Ratchet Screwdriver.
This is an outstanding example in mint condition and perfect working order. It is in its original box with all three bits. This model is not spring-loaded. It can function as a spiral screwdriver in either direction and also as a standard ratchet screwdriver. A super handy tool for assembly work and an outstanding example
$35
Item Number m1877
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Robert Sorby 3/4in Boxwood Handled Paring Chisel.
This is a new, unused 3/4in bevel-edge paring chisel in its original packaging. Retails for $38
$30
Item Number c2490
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Excellent W. Greaves 1/8in Mortise Chisel.
This is a classic "pigsticker" mortise chisel made in sheffield by Greaves. It's in perfect user conditon with no apologies. It is 11.5in long overall. An exceptional example to use.
$45
Item Number c2491
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Very unusual 5/16in Mortise Chisel.
This is an oddly shaped mortise chisel 13in long with a hooped boxwood handle. It has a bell touchmark on the blade but no visible maker's name. It's in excellent conditon without any pitting. A very interesting, perfectly usable chisel
$35
Item Number c2492
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Pair of Swedish Chisels.
This is a pair of Eskilstuna chisels with the typical tang construction. Both are sharp and free of pitting. The longer is 3/4in wide, the shorter 1in wide. A nice working pair of top quality Swedish edge tools
$35
Item Number c2493
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Excellent Lignum Carving Mallet.
This is a gorgeous 2 pound carving mallet with a lignum head. It has a nice sapwood/heartwood contrast. The handle looks like oak and is in excellent condition. The head has minor checking, as is expected for lignum. A beautiful, functional carving mallet.
$40
Item Number m1865
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Pair of Yankee Offset Ratcheting Screwdrivers.
These two screwdrivers aren't something you'll use often but if you have a screw in a tight spot they are worth their weight in silver. This is a pair of offset drivers, each with two size heads, each capable of ratcheting in either direction. They are models 3400 and 3800. Both are in excellent working order.
$30
Item Number m1873
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Starrett Screw Pitch Gauge.
This is a new-old-stock no 6 screw pitch gauge with 30 pitches from 4 to 42 threads. It's mint in its original box
$24
Item Number mml2495
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Stanley no. 36 1/2L 1ft Caliper Rule.
This one fold boxwood rule has crisp, clear graduations and a working inside/outside caliper. The only flaw is a tiny chip in the wood where the alignment pin enters. A perfectly usable example.
$25
Item Number mml2497
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Tiny W. Butcher 1/8in Carving Gouge.
This is a no. 7 sweep carving gouge with a nice frutiwood handle. It's in excellent working conditon and is free of pitting.
$24
Item Number c2480
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Robert Sorby 5/16in Boxwood Handled Mortise Chisel.
This is an exceptional example in perfect working oder. It shows no use or abuse and is very sharp. Retails for $49 if bought new today.
$40
Item Number c2481
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North Brothers No. 41 Automatic Drill.
This is the standard push drill made for nearly a century by North Brothers and later Stanley. This is an earlier example made around 1920 based on the patent dates. It works well with a strong spring and good chuck. It has most of its original nickel but it isn't terribly shiny. It comes with a full compliment of 8 bits all in good order. It's a very handy tool for quickly and accurately boring small holes.
$26
Item Number d1091
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Buell Broth Hollow Tool Handle.
This tool handle was made by Buell in Clinton, CT. It has a maple handle and a two jaw chuck that will hold just about anything with a square tang including files and other small tools. It has six original bits including a gimlet, bradawl, gouge, and countersink.
$22
Item Number m1862
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Unusual 7/16in Side Bead Molding plane by Stewart, Edinburgh.
This plane was made in the late 18th century or early 19th century by John Stewart. It's 7/16in wide. Stewart must not have had a 7/16in number stamp so it's marked 3/8 16 on the heel. It's not the first time I've seen such a mark on an odd-sized bead. This is a very clean example with no damage, minimal wear, and an excellent blade. It has no flaws that will prevent it from being a solid worker
$30
Item Number mp2428
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Big, Excellent C. nurse 7/8in Side Bead.
This is a high quality double-boxed 7/8in side bead with a cabinet pitch blade. The blade is clean and long and skewed, which is unusual in general but common for C. Nurse beads. The plane is clean and crisp with no damage and only minor wear. I'll be a fine worker, useful for larger house moldings and the like.
$25
Item Number mp2429
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Grenele 1/2in Socket Gouge.
This is a thick, tough gouge with a leather capped handle and an outcannel bevel. It's an excellent condition without any pitting.
$25
Item Number c2474
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Small 2 1/2in Brass Level.
This small spirit level is well made and completely unmarked
$10
Item Number mml2491
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C. Nurse, London 3/4in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This is a top quality British side bead with double boxing and a cabinet pitch blade. It was made by Charles Nurse & Co. in London, one of the better makers of the late 19th century. It has a nice clean blade and no damage. Interestingly, the blade is skewed along with being high pitch. A fine working example to cut larger beads for house moldings, etc.
$24
Item Number mp2422
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C. Nurse, London 5/8in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This is a top quality British side bead with double boxing and a cabinet pitch blade. It was made by Charles Nurse & Co. in London, one of the better makers of the late 19th century. It has a nice clean blade and no damage. Interestingly, the blade is skewed along with being high pitch. A fine working example to cut medium sized beads for all sorts of work including casings, base moldings, etc.
$26
Item Number mp2423
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EarlyMoseley 3/4in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made in London by Moseley & Son in the 1830s era. It has seen a lot of use but remains perfectly usable today. The blade is clean and free of pitting. The boxing is straight. It's fairly clean and has no damage. Close to 200 years old and perfectly usable.
$22
Item Number mp2425
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Greenslade 7/8in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This big side bead is clean and perfectly usable. The blade has no pitting. The boxing is straight. It's a good usable plane for larger house moldings, etc.
$24
Item Number mp2419
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Robert Sorby 3/8i Carving Gouge.
This no. 6 sweep carving gouge has no pitting at all. The boxwood handle has some discoloration but no damage. A fine working gouge made in Sheffield.
$24
Item Number c2467
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Small 6in Boxwood Level.
This is an early-looking boxwood bench level with an intact vial and clear graduations along the body.
$20
Item Number mml2475
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Ward 3/4in Flat Paring Gouge.
This is a boxwood-handled incannel paring or scribing gouge. It's in very good conditon and will work well. There is no pitting on the back and the handle is free of damage. It's top Ward quality made in Sheffield.
$25
Item Number c2458
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Excellent 3/4in Side Bead made by Greenslade.
This is a top quality side bead in a medium-large size for larger house moldings. It's in clean crisp condition with a cabinet pitch blade and barely any wear. The sole is double-boxed. There is one tiny chip out of the boxing at the plane's heel which is the only apology. A top quality bead that will make a great worker
$26
Item Number mp2402
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Buck Brothers no. 7 1/2in Gouge.
This gouge is in excellent condition- it has no pitting at all and a good fresh bevel. The handle has a small check but is otherwise fine.
$22
Item Number c2451
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Buck Brothers no. 7 sweep 3/8in Gouge.
This gouge is in excellent condition- it has no pitting at all on the inside face. The apple handle is original and in great shape as well.
$24
Item Number c2452
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Buck Brothers 1/8in Tang Firmer Chisel.
This small chisel has an excellent blade without any pitting. The apple handle is a bit banged up but perfectly serviceable.
$22
Item Number c2453
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Auburn Tool Co. Ogee Molding Plane.
This plane cuts a 1 1/4in wide by 7/8in deep ogee. The plane is in very good conditon with only a few small apologies. There are three small tack holes where a former user added an auxiliary fence at one point. There is also a sliver missing from the depth stop in back of the mouth. Both are purely cosmetic flaws. The plane has seen a bit of use but not much. The mouth remains very tight and the iron is in great shape and has plenty of length left. A very good, usable plane with a useful profile.
$40
Item Number mp2393
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Tyzak, London 3/8in Skew Carving Chisel.
This is a nice clean example with a polished bevel and boxwood handle.
$24
Item Number c2449
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Near Mint North Brothers no. 1500 Yankee Chain Drill.
I've seen a lot of these North Brothers chain drills, but this one is by far the best example I've ever come across. It's in near mint condition and looks hardly used. The nickel plated three-jaw chuck is mirror bright. The drill comes in its original box with a nearly perfect original labels. It's perfectly usable, of course, if you have a need to drill big holes in tubing, logs, pipes, beams, etc.
$65
Item Number d1080
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Starrett 4in Adjustable Calipers.
These calipers are in excellent condition and work perfectly. The joint locks tight and allows the user fine adjustment via the smaller knurled thumbscrew on the leg. Top Starrett quality in excellent condition
$24
Item Number mml2462
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American 1/2in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This is a decent, usable side bead made in Lowell, MA. I can't quite make out the maker's name. It's a quality plan e with double boxing and a nice clean blade. Perfectly usable.
$25
Item Number mp2345
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Big 1 1/2in Skew Rabbet Molding Plane by G. Preston, Sheffield.
This is a well-made rabbet with dings, scratches, and wear. The mouth is still very tight, and the blade is pretty clean. The blade has some nicks in the bevel and some light pitting right at the edge. If you grind a new bevel all that will be corrected and you'll be left with lots of nice clean steel and a rabbet with a good working corner and a tight mouth
$24
Item Number mp2351
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Ohio Tool Co 1 1/2 in Quirk Ogee and Bevel Molding Plane.
This is a decent molding plane made by Ohio. It's about the usual quality for their planes- decent but nothing special. It has some dings and scratches but the blade is quite nice. The profile is 1 1/2in wide by 5/8in deep.
$25
Item Number mp2344
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Goodell-Pratt Butt Mortise Gauge.
This gauge is in excellent condition with 100% original nickel plating. I've only seen a few examples of this mortise gauge and never one with this much original nickel.
$28
Item Number m1825
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Greenfield Tool Co 1872 Catalog Reprint .
This is an 84 page catalog containing Greenfield's full line of molding, bench and plow planes. It's an excellent reference for anyone interested in the history of wooden planes. Greenfield was one of the largest manufacturers of wooden planes in 18th century America as shown by the scope and breadth of the tools offer in this catalog.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $15
Item Number b627
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Marples Carving Gouge.
This is a 1/4in wide no. 7 sweep gouge. It's 10in long overall and in excellent conditon. The handle still has most of the original Shamrock decal. Top Marples quality in excellent working order.
$24
Item Number c2401
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Robert Sorby 5/8in Flat Carving Tool.
This gouge is a bit over 10in long. It has a sharp bevel and only minor discoloration on the blade. It's a high quality Sheffield edge tool in good working condition.
$22
Item Number c2407
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Most unusual TH Witherby 5/8in Socket Gouge.
This massive socket gouge has an incannel bevel for scribing or paring work. The blade is in excellent condition and is free of pitting. The handle is rather unique with a carved grip for the user's hand.
$25
Item Number c2414
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Marples 1/4in Carving Gouge.
This is a simple no. 7 sweep 1/4in gouge made by Marples of Sheffield. It has an excellent handle and no pitting at all. A solid worker.
$22
Item Number c2416
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Super-Curvy Quirk Ovolo Molding Plane by Moseley, London.
This plane was made by Moseley & Son in London in the 1830s. It cuts a super curvy 1 1/4 in wide by 1/2in deep quirk ogee. The plane has a bit of wear but the boxing is perfect, and the blade is in great shape. There's no pitting at all and it's close to full length. It'll make a fine worker with a minimum of time spent tuning.
$50
Item Number mp2329
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Stanley 36 1/2L 12in Folding Caliper Rule.
This is a very good example in perfect working order. The caliper can take inside or outside measurements.
$28
Item Number mml2427
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Stanley no. 62 Brass-Bound Four Fold Two Foot Boxwood Rule.
This is a nice clean example with perfect hinges and nice easy to read scales. the two interior alignment pins are missing but it folds flat and stays folded when not in use. It's a very nice, perfectly usable example of this highly sought after rule
$40
Item Number mml2410
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Nice 3/4in Side Bead by John Bell, Philda..
This plane was made by Bell in Philadelphia in the first half of the 19th century. It's in excellent condition and will be completely usable once sharpened. It's a larger size for big interior moldings or architectural scale house moldings.
$26
Item Number mp2303
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Excellent 3/4in Side Bead by Allen & Noble, Boston.
This mark belongs to a Boston, MA hardware dealer that existed around 1855. The mark rates (**) for rarity in AWP-IV. The plane was undoubtedly made by one of the larger Boston area platemakers and marked for this retailer. IT's in excellent condition with almost no wear. There is a hang hole in the nose, the only apology. A fine worked for cutting larger beads
$26
Item Number mp2290
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9in British Ebony Bevel.
This is a good, usable bevel. It is unmarked. I'm pretty sure it's ebony. It's black, has no grain, and a good heft to it.The blade is locked with a screw which requires an extra tool to use it, but it'll lock it more securely as any other "quick" adjusting bevel out there. Good looking & useful.
$20
Item Number mml2401
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Wm. Carr, Philda. 1838 Hardware Catalog REprint.
This is one of the earliest catalogs of American hardware. It's 32 pages including commentary. There are no illustrations, unfortunately, but still interesting
$10
Item Number b668
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H.D. Smith & Co 1920 Catalog Reprint.
The HD Smith Company is more well known for their line of "perfect handle" tools but they made a wide variety of other tools as well. This catalog has 36 pages and is in excellent condition. It's a hard one to find.
$20
Item Number b677
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Arrowmammett Works 1857 Catalog.
This catalog has 28 pages and is in very good condition. This company made wooden bench, plow, and molding planes in Middletown, CT. It's nicely illustrated. It's a scarce, early reprint.
$15
Item Number b681
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Super Rare 3/16in Dado Molding Plane by T. Tileston, Boston.
This is an outstanding dado plane made in the early 1800s in Boston. It has Tileston's Front Street mark as shown in AWP-IV. The plane cuts a tiny 3/16in dado, the smallest I can recall seeing. The heel is marked "1/8 1/16" maybe Tileston didn't have a 3/16in stamp? The width between the nicker blades, which is what determines the width of the dado, is clearly 3/16in. The plane is perfectly made and in exceptionally well preserved condition. It's deed straight. The thin body was never outfitted with a depth stop for obvious reasons.. It's a great example of this rare size in outstanding condition. Perfectly usable if you so chose.
$65
Item Number mp2288
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Early Millers Falls 12in Rose Patent Brace.
This is a very early bit brace dating to ca. 1868-1874. It has both the Rose patent chuck and metal pad. It has the fixed rosewood handle the early examples had. The chuck is an interesting design and completely usable. It has a nice patina and is in working condition.
$45
Item Number d1042
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Early, Unmarked 12in Bit Brace.
This brace has no maker's name I can see, just matching part numbers on the pad and chuck spring. It's a simple mechanism that's designed to hold tapered square bits in the chuck. The construction is all metal. The chuck spring is strong and it works quite well.An interesting, early big brace
$40
Item Number d1041
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Early 3/4in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This is a early-appearing molding plane with flat chamfers, deep gouge cuts at the transition points, a round wedge finial, and a distinct cove that runs along the step. I can't see a maker's mark but I'd guess late 18th century and probably British in make. It has light wear and a good, clean blade.
$24
Item Number m1781
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